Thesaurus / dolt
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He cursed himself inwardly for a fool and a dolt—the more pitiable because he accounted himself cunning above others.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I've employed here in Paris a dolt of a lawyer, to whom I give twenty francs every time he opens an eye, and he is always asleep.
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANSHONORE DE BALZAC
So obvious a one that only the veriest dolt could be deceived by it.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
Sir George, that angel, who deserved the first monarch in the universe, to be cast off by an undiscerning dolt!
MEMOIRS OF MISS SIDNEY BIDDULPHFRANCES SHERIDAN
This man Le Caille will fight bravely, but he is a sorry dolt to have the conduct of brave men.
THE LILY AND THE TOTEMWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
They were busy as bees and I felt a lazy dolt to be lying there twiddling my thumbs.
IN SEARCH OF MADEMOISELLEGEORGE GIBBS
But that dolt had not a word to say for himself, but was as dumb as a beetle in that matter.
And yet, in spite of the killing pace and the stony track, who but the sluggard or the dolt can hold aloof from the course?
IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOWJEROME K. JEROME
Every body not a dolt admits conscience to be a good thing, though a thing every body cannot boast of possessing.
He was a simple-minded, good-natured dolt and not above earning an honest dollar by smuggling in tobacco for the convicts.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
WORDS RELATED TO DOLT
- dumb ox
- easy mark
- fair game
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